American tennis player Tennys Sandgren once again showed his support for Novak Djokovic. On Sunday, Djokovic lost his Australia visa appeal and was deported from the country. Sandgren had been supporting Djokovic throughout the whole situation in Australia.
After 10 long days in Australia, the Djokovic visa drama reached its end after the Serb was told to leave the country. "You know when an 'icon of free choice' isn’t welcome in a western country, things have gone bat**** crazy," Sandgren tweeted.
"I wish I was there just so I could pull out. I guess solidarity is only cool when it comes with a check. "If you think the sport tennis matters more than this issue - you are a f****** moron."
You know when an “icon of free choice” isn’t welcome in a western country, things have gone batshit crazy — Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) January 16, 2022
I wish I was there just so I could pull out.
I guess solidarity is only cool when it comes with a check — Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) January 16, 2022
If you think the sport tennis matters more than this issue
You are a fucking moron — Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) January 16, 2022
Djokovic accepted the decision
After losing his appeal, Djokovic reacted in a calm manner.
"I would like to make a brief statement to address the outcome's of today's Court hearing, I will now be taking some time to rest and recuperate, before making any further comments beyond this," Djokovic said in a statement.
"I'm extremely disappointed with the Court ruling to discuss my application for judicial review of the Minister's decision to cancel my visa, which means I cannot stay in Australia and participate in the Australian Open.
"I respect the Court's ruling and I will cooperate with the relevant authorities in relation to my departure from the country. "I'm uncomfortable that the focus of the past weeks has been on me and I hope that we can all now focus on the game and tournament I love, I would like to wish the players, tournament officials, staff, volunteers and fans all the best for the tournament.
"Finally, I would like to thank my family, friends, team, supporters, fans and my fellow Serbians for your continued support. You have all been a great source of strength for me."
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